Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard will continue the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of issuing hunting licenses to military personnel.
Munksgard will make appointments for eligible residents - U.S. armed forces or U.S. Coast Guard personnel residing outside of Pennsylvania who are full-time active duty or are within 60 days of their honorable discharge - over the Thanksgiving holiday.
"It's my understanding that this has been a longtime trend in the Warren County Treasurer's office, and I'm continuing that tradition and will open up my office so they can hunt," he said.
Residents will need either proof of Pennsylvania residency or either a valid or expired driver's license; a Leave Earning Statement showing Pa. as home of record and for proof of active duty a valid military ID card.
Residents will get a reduced military license and are guaranteed an antlerless license, he said.
In all parts of the county, the regular deer hunting season begins on Nov. 26 and ends on Dec. 8. In Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 1B in the northwestern part of the county, the whole season includes both antlered and antlerless deer. In WMU 2F, the southern, central, and eastern parts of the county, only antlered deer may be taken from Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, and both antlered and antlerless deer are fair game through Dec. 8.
Those needing an appointment may call Munkgard at the courthouse at 728-3415 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.